Integrated Myofascial Therapy

Practitioner: Eva Tomeckova, James Sanderson

Traditionally, fascia was simply defined as a connective tissue of the muscular system, viewing it like a sheet which covered and connected muscles. However, today we know that the term fascia refers to more than that. It also includes soft tissues like ligaments, dura mater, tendons, joint capsules, organs, nerves etc. and throughout the body, it spreads three dimensionally.

Therefore, the fascial system is an integrated and totally connected network from the attachments on the skull to the fascia on the soles of the feet. As no tissue in the body is working in isolation, deformed fascia can pull on muscles and other soft tissues to create body malfunction. Integrated myofascial therapy is a gentle technique and helps to “reprogram” the fascial network and restore its good function.

Everyone can benefit from this therapy, but usually people with conditions like limited range of motion in the joint, shoulder dysfunction, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, jaw and face pain, undiagnosed pain and many more can find this technique particularly helpful.

There is still a lot of things we don’t know about fascia and the scientific research is still underway. However, it proves to be powerful therapy and many people report feeling its benefits after the session.